Welcome from the Interim President

Dr. Tim O'Neill
Interim President

Welcome to Atlantic School of Theology, a unique institution in the constellation of regional and national universities. The mission of AST is to shape effective and faithful ordained and lay leaders and to enhance understanding among communities of faith. In its singular role as an ecumenical theological school, the commitment to that mission is reflected in the composition of the student body, the faculty, staff and Board of Governors.

The learning environment at AST involves students, scholars, and staff whose joint focus is to develop skills and knowledge, to deepen a sense of purpose and faith, and to be drawn into greater service to the world around us.

Students who come to AST discover that their learning here prepares them to become inspirational and faithful leaders in their communities. You will find at AST a dynamic environment for personal growth.

The transformative learning experience available at AST is enabled by outstanding faculty who offer a high calibre of instruction. Our faculty are thought leaders in theological teaching and learning and in research. Each of them is committed to your intellectual and spiritual growth.

There are many reasons why people choose AST. Our beautiful waterfront campus offers a reflective and contemplative environment when attending in person. As well, our specialized programs, like the Summer Distance MDiv, are attractive to students from anywhere in the world who wish or need to learn remotely.

Whether you are interested in a formal program of study or a continuing education course, AST has something to offer. Follow the links below for more information about our programs and discover your place in the community that is AST. We look forward to welcoming you! 


Diploma Programs | Graduate Studies 

Continuing Education Offerings